The Texas A&M Mays Business School’s McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship will release the honorees for the 14th Annual Aggie 100 at the conclusion of the event on the evening of Friday, Nov. 9.
The honoree rankings will be announced during a private, invitation-only awards ceremony and dinner at the Hall of Champions at Texas A&M University. Hundreds of guests will be attending the exclusive event, which will recognize and award the fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in 2018.
On this year’s Aggie 100 list, 94 companies are located within Texas – 12 in Austin, 10 in Bryan/College Station, 16 in Dallas/Fort Worth and 13 in Houston.
The Aggie 100 program identifies, recognizes, and celebrates the 100 fastest-growing Aggie owned or operated businesses throughout the world. To be considered for the Aggie 100, companies (corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships) must meet specific criteria and operate in a manner consistent with the values and image of Texas A&M University.
“This year’s Aggie 100 companies represent three countries and five states. Interestingly, over 90 percent of the 2018 honorees are Texas businesses, which is a record for the program,” said Richard H. Lester, executive director of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship. “When we consider the jobs that have been created it is impressive to view the impact that Aggie graduates are making to support the economic development of our state, country and world. Our center is humbled once again to be the founder and host for this year’s program.”
About The McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship
The Texas A&M McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship provides support, education, experiential learning opportunities to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty and Texas businesses. Founded in 1999, The McFerrin Center is part of Mays Business School’s Department of Management. The McFerrin Center enhances student education through campus speakers, competitions, a student business incubator, work experiences and financial support. Texas A&M faculty and students benefit from the center’s educational programs, extensive business community network and entrepreneurial support services.
The McFerrin Center also reaches out to the state’s business community offering educational programs, business assistance and access to University resources. The McFerrin Center is supported by corporate and individual sponsors who believe in the value of entrepreneurial education and the value of Texas businesses working with Texas A&M University.
Media contact: Kelli Reynolds, Mays Business School, (979) 845-3167, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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